Skocpol's definition of Peasants:
Primary agricultural cultivators who must, because of political and cultural marginality and
relative socioeconomic inmmobilitiy, bear the burden of varying combination of taxes, rents,
usurious interest rates, and discr
September 11-present Orientalism
Types of Political Change that aren't revolutions
Violent overthrow of an existing government by a small group
Change in power from the top
Ex. Nigeria, led by 17 men
Up until recently, it was the prima
Had 3 daughters and 1 son, who was a hemophiliac. Rasmussen supposedly cured him.
Completed great siberian railroad.
Known as Nicholas the Bloody because his anti-semitic policies led to the murder of thousands of Jews.
Reza Shah (1925-1941)
Coup in 1921, in which the previous was replaced
1921 Took control of all military forces
1923 prime minister
1925 elected Shah by Iranian Parliament
Introduces some radical reforms
Forces nomads to resettle elsewhere
Marxist Theory, rosa luxemberg, more will be on the Russian revolutions
Aggregate Psychological looks at motives
Systems value consensus-Chalmers
Political conflict theory
Similarities in these theories
Changes within societies lead to grevan
Powerpoint and reading for peasants, 75% for Cuban Rev. Some from Iran
War from Spain was first media war.
Teller amendment: we say we are going to give cuba it's independence
Platt amendments: US could exercise right to intervene for the rpeservatio
Not a rev
35K died to date.
Fear is that the violence will spread to Lebanon
Syria became independent from France in 1946
There were 4 tribes of Alawite. Now they are mostly united. The argument is that the Sunni majority in
There is also Chri
No name, except on the last bottom
Critical Analysis should include scholarly critiques.
Social Structural Approach
1 Structuralist-it looks for objective conditions for revolutions to emerge
2 internationalist-looks at how int comp affects stability
Dec 17th, 2010. set himself on fire. 28 days later, Ben Ali is ousted
Poor, food stand got confiscated by police. 26 years old. Female security officer named Hamdy slaps him.
He was also beaten up. They confiscate his scale. Goes to govt
Meaning of Rev:
Condorcet- the word revolutionary can be applied only to revs whose aim is freedom
Freedom only through polis
Liberation does not equate to freedom.
Etymology of Revolution: usually meant cyclical movement return to the same.
The Social Qu
Grew up of wealthy son of peasant.
He had his own bedroom
Disrespectful to his father. At age of 6, sent to fields to raise cattle, etc.
Age of 8 he was sent away to school.
Every human being in every society needs a mor
Last Day Notes
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Weede and Muller
They argue that revolutions do not contribute to the promotion of liberty and simply generate a new
Revolutions do not deliver liberation. Oligarchy is likely to reinstate its
6 FACTORS LEADING TO THE revolution
Cuba did not get sovereignty from Spain until 1898
Sugar centered dev
Cubas development was based on sugar, promoted dependence on US. Neglected diversification.
Most of ca
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Fought on Crimean Peninsula
Russians vs. British, French, Ottoman Turks
Nature of War:
Conflict of Great Powers in ME
Russian Social Democratic Party
Became independent in
Kuchma becomes President of Ukraine. He was the former director of the largest missile
factory in the soviet union. He brought with him people from his home state.
Becomes clear that he is a criminal
His body guard tapes things
A new definition of Revolution
A revolution is a rapid and fundamental transformation in the categories of social life and consciousness.
The metaphysical assumption on which these categories are based, and the power relations in which they
Fill in the blank. Who was the leader of the old regime.
Know who the leader was before, who after
Short answer questions, like why was the georgian revolution not a revolution
Long answer, pre-given. Bulk will be skoc